Clinical Study on 2 Cases of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Treated by Korean Traditional Medicine

한의학적 치료를 통하여 호전을 보인 경추증성 척수증 환자 치험 2예

Lee, Tae-Geol;Kim, Kwang-Hwi;Kim, Tae-Yeon;Lee, Sang-Woon;Chu, Hui-Yeong;Kim, Ho;Lee, Sang-Gun;Choi, Jae-Yong;Choi, Kang-Eah;Cho, Hyun-Woo

  • Received : 2019.06.13
  • Accepted : 2019.07.04
  • Published : 2019.07.31


Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a severe disease that usually needs surgical treatment. We have treated two CSM patients with Korean traditonal medicine, which includes acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, herbal medicine and manual treatment (Chuna). For objective evaluation, we used Nurick's classification, JOA (Japanses Orthopedic Association) score, grip and release test and hand grasping power measurement. Post-treatment analysis has shown that grip and release test score and grasping power of two patients were both remarkably improved, along with the improvements on both Nurick's classification and JOA score. This study showed that Korean traditional medicine could be effective conservative treatment for CSM.


Spondylosis;Spinal cord diseases;Acupuncture;Korean traditional medicine


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